Wednesday 11 January 2017

Finally!!!! Stitching News...

It's always a bit manic in the first week back to 'normal'... You would think a month had passed by since the last class... the ladies have so much missed coming to play and they all seem to be in a very productive phase. Babies have been born! Birthdays are coming up and home decorating is planned... Seems all these happenings will need new quilts!
There's been much project planning, colour deciding and fabric choosing (which takes a bit longer now that I moved everything!!) and a lot of mathemisms have been done, some ladies are even learning how to do their own mathemisms, which is just wonderful!!!
I did find a bit of time to snap a just few pictures for you, here goes...
PM Pam started this one in 2016... it sounds such a long time ago when you say it doesn't it. All the stabilising quilting was done and the binding is on, as you can see... but Pam has decided to add a little more stitching in each block... she's pondering the idea of quilting around the Crafty Cats.

Another started last year, ha ha ha
Lady Judith's 'Little Black Dress' Moda Jelly Roll quilt. Judith is ready to start the borders next but we're not going to stick to the pattern for those... Judith (with a little help of course) is Pleasing her very own self and making up a different plan... PMS continues in 2017, whoop whoop!!!!

Monday Sheila has had a beautiful Batik Jelly Roll in her stash for a very long time.. waiting for inspiration to strike... It Strook!!! Oh what a wonderful idea... Sheila actually made this waistcoat for gifting but confessed that it fit her very own self... it might just have to be a keeper!!!

Free from Cabin Fever, where she says she was going 'stir crazy' without her frequent visits to my very own shop and classroom... Carol has a plan... an Ohio Star block which will be made into a pretty cushion, made in lovely Moda fabrics

and a co-ordinating table runner... The very popular, Quick Table Topper ...this link will take you to the pattern... it's not in the same place we used to click to... I searched it out though... it is exactly the same pattern. Fast, easy and fabulous.

Jean Bean is on a baby quilt roll.... This one is already sandwiched... You could call it cheating, using one large piece of extremely cute Makower animal fabric for the centre, but it will go directly over Jean's head... she needs three baby quilts, Licketty-Split... there's a lot of work in the Piano Key border...

PM Pam spied opportunity to make a quilt sandwich too, as a couple of ladies left class a little bit early... These are some of the lovely new fabrics that arrived Christmas week, last year!...I posted about them on my shop's Facebook page! I do that a lot these days... now that I know how to work it! ha ha ha

There's a workshop coming up soon for the Hidden Wells design but some of the ladies wanted to make the quilt as a class project. They were able to cut all the strips over Sewing Prevention Season so the strip sets could be sewn in class... we will be chopping these up again next week.

Rose started a new project too. Hares.
She had purchased a beautiful Fat Quarter Bundle and a pattern at the Festival Of Quilts last year (Yes the coach is already booked for our trip there in August 2017, and 2018 actualy) She's added a few of my beautiful Batiks into the lovely mix and this is the progress so far... Loving it!!!

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